North American construction equipment distributors have elected Dennis Kruepke to the position of 2011 chairman of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED). Kruepke is president and CEO of McCann Industries, Addison, Ill., the Case dealer serving the Chicago metro area.
He was installed during the Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast, Jan. 28 during AED’s annual Summit & CONDEX show that took place Jan. 26 to 28 in Orlando. Representatives from the industry’s leading dealerships and manufacturers from the United States, Canada and abroad attended the AED convention.
Kruepke entered the construction equipment industry through manufacturing doors, initially with Gehl, then Toyota’s skid steer group and Mustang. He joined Dick McCann’s company in 1995 as partner and president of then newly formed McCann Power & Equipment – the company merged that business with its McCann Construction Specialities in 2000, and Kruepke was named president and CEO.
The 2011 AED Executive Committee is comprised of:
• Lawrence F. Glynn, AED Vice Chairman
CMW Equipment, St. Louis, Mo.
• Mike Quirk, AED Sr. Vice President
Wagner Equipment Co., Aurora, Colo.
• Timothy J. Watters, AED Vice President (new officer)
Hoffman Equipment Co., Piscataway, N.J.
• Garry Frelick, AED Vice President
Douglas Lake Equipment, Langley, BC, Canada
• Michael D. Brennan, AED Vice President, Finance
Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co., Louisville, Ky.
• Dennis Vander Molen, AED Past Chairman
Vermeer MidSouth, Inc., Jackson, Miss.
AED welcomed the following distributor executives to their newly elected posts on the AED Board of Directors:
• Paula Benard, AED At-Large Director
C.N. Wood Co., Inc., Woburn, Mass.
• Gregg R. Erb, AED At-Large Director
Erb Equipment Company, Inc., Fenton, Mo.
• Michael J. Savastio, AED At-Large Director
Groff Tractor & Equipment Inc., Mechanicsburg, Pa.
• Bruce A. Bowman, AED Upper Midwest Regional Director
Star Equipment, Ltd., Des Moines, Iowa
• Mark Romer, AED Southeast Regional Director
James River Equipment, Inc., Ashland, Va.
• Rick Van Exan, AED Eastern Canada Regional Director
Toromont Industries Ltd., Concord, ON, Canada
For more information, call 630/574-0650 or visit www.aechet.org.